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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 04:07 PM
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US refuses 'Any Wounded Soldier' mail
U.S. refuses `Any Wounded Soldier' mail

Holiday Mail Addressed to `Any Wounded Soldier' Will Be Returned or Thrown Out, Pentagon Says

JAY REEVES
AP News

Dec 11, 2007 14:22 EST

Hundreds of thousands of holiday cards and letters thanking wounded American troops for their sacrifice and wishing them well never reach their destination. They are returned to sender or thrown away unopened.

Since the Sept. 11 attacks and the anthrax scare, the Pentagon and the Postal Service have refused to deliver mail addressed simply to "Any Wounded Soldier" for fear terrorists or opponents of the war might send toxic substances or demoralizing messages.

Mail must be addressed to a specific member of the armed forces a rule that pains some well-meaning Americans this Christmas season.

"Are we going to forget our soldiers because we are running in fear?" Fena D'Ottavio asked. The suburban Chicago woman was using her blog to encourage friends to send mail to unspecified soldiers until she learned of the ban, which she called a sad commentary on society.

more at:
http://www.rawstory.com/news/mochila/U_S_refuses_Any_Wounded_Soldier_mai_12112007.html
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 04:11 PM
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1. Why does the Pentagon hate our troops?
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 04:14 PM
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2. I THINK that
anysoldier.com

the people who organized this have individuals in Iraq who have agreed to let their names be used and will act as the 'distribution center' for cards and boxes received.

I hope so, because I sent some things through them!

www.anysoldier.com

www.anymarine.com

www.anyairman.com

www.anysailor.com


If the Pentagon fears that terrorists can get ahold of this stuff, why don't THEY take it over -- and distribute it? I think it's a despicable action on their part to just chuck it all out.
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